in or to or toward an original condition; "he went back to sleep"
(American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot"
in reply; "he wrote back three days later"
a support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"
support financial backing for; "back this enterprise"
the part of a garment that covers the back of your body; "they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"
be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
located at or near the back of an animal; "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass"
give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "
being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition; "an all-right movie"; "the passengers were shaken up but are all right"; "is everything all right?"; "everything's fine"; "things are okay"; "dinner and the movies had been fine"; "another minute I'd have been fine"
an endorsement; "they gave us the O.K. to go ahead"
give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"
in a satisfactory or adequate manner; "she'll do okay on her own"; "held up all right under pressure"; (`alright' is a nonstandard variant of `all right')
make attractive or acceptable; "Honesty recommends any person"
push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
express a good opinion of
communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs; "He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture"; "The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu"
place signs, as along a road; "sign an intersection"; "This road has been signed"
structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted; "the highway was lined with signboards"
engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season"
a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened); "he showed signs of strain"; "they welcomed the signs of spring"
approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?"
any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
a public display of a message; "he posted signs in all the shop windows"